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TABEA MICHAELIS: SHOWTIME WILHELMSBURG -- A RANDONNEE OF POSSIBILITIES. Spector Books, Leipzig, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Ram Publications, Santa Monica. 424 pp. 20 x 15 cm. ISBN 9783959050609 In English.
Publisher's description: In this artist's book -- wrapped in a map and designed as a kind of catalog of richly illustrated experiences -- Basel- and Berlin-based landscape architect Tabea Michaelis (b. 1976) engages in an imaginary dialogue with French sociologist Bruno Latour and philosopher Michel Serres while on a randonnee around the island of Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg. In texts, photographs, open-ended stories and drawings, Michaelis documents everyday interactions of human and nonhuman actors from the perspective of Actor-Network Theory (ANTS), recording hundreds of moments, from "tattooed" sports cars to discarded empty YumYum bags to DIY balconies in large housing estates. Using the iterative coding method of Grounded Theory, she ultimately devises 32 conceptual terms that form an analytical and poetic reflection of the program of a space of possibilities. This dense and engaging publication brings the myriad episodes of Michaelis's self-guided tour into book form, its methodology affording us new perspectives of urban experience.
Artist(s):Michaelis, Tabea
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172995
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